The December 2022 amendments to the Sexual Violence Legislation Act 2021 introduced controversial and substantial changes to the Evidence Act 2006 (“the Act”). It is essential that criminal lawyers understand the implications of these changes and how to deal with them going forward.
Since the changes came into effect on 21 December 2022, seize the opportunity, one year on, to consider how the amendments are working in practice.
Our webinar is not just an information session; it's a practical guide for legal professionals seeking to understand, adapt, and confidently address the challenges posed by these transformative amendments.
Highlights of the Webinar:
1. In-Depth Exploration: Delve into the significant amendments to the Act, gaining insights into the reasons behind their implementation.
2. Practical Guidance: Our seasoned speakers will share practical guidance and effective strategies to help you confidently navigate the legal intricacies arising from these changes.
3. Judicial Directions Discussion: Engage in a thought-provoking discussion on concerns raised following the release in August 2023 of new directions in sexual assault cases by Te Kura Kaiwhakawā.
All Criminal practitioners of all levels, law clerks and legal researchers involved in judge-alone and jury trials.
Samira Taghavi, Barrister and Practice Manager, Active Legal Solutions
Scott Brickell, Barrister, Augusta Chambers
Chair: Julie-Anne Kincade KC, Barrister, Augusta Chambers